Alligator (1980)

You know the drill. Little girl’s father flushes her pet alligator down the toilet.  It grows to incredible size and starts eating people. It’s even more familiar territory when you recognize that this is Jaws with thick scaly skin and yellow eyes. We also get that familiar addition, the company conducting illegal research which has […]

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Robot Jox (1989)

In case you are wondering, the answer is “yes”: I did decide to re-watch this one (after many, many years) because I had just watched the other giant-robots-battling-each-other movie from 1989, Ganheddo [Gunhed]. Now back to our regularly scheduled review. This was Empire Films’ greatest effort. Not that they were actually the ones who released it. […]

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The Last Starfighter (1984)

It’s amazing how well this film has held up. Computer animation was the latest movie making toy back in the early Eighties, but no one believed that you could ever achieve realism with it.  Someone famously said that they might be able to animate people — but only if they were bald and naked. Not […]

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Planet of Dinosaurs (1977)

Back in 1977, a group of young special effects artists got together to make a science fiction film, Planet of Dinosaurs. Now this is one of those films you can’t watch with any illusions:  they didn’t have much cash, their no-name cast isn’t particularly good, the script is just as bad, and there’s a lot of […]

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Ganheddo [Gunhed] (1989)

James Cameron once described Gunhed as one of his favorite B-Movies. I have to agree with that assessment. Yeah, I know a lot of people out there have called this one terrible, or claim that they can’t understand the plot.  Frankly, that puzzles me, as it seems to be a mostly straightforward sort of affair: […]

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A Living Dog (2019)

“Realism is a form of hypocrisy. We are telling stories that take place in simulated worlds. Genre films like scifi, fantasy or horror are just more honest about that.” “I wanted to make A LIVING DOG not only because I love genre films and independent films but also because I admire silent movies and the […]

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